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Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, Sixteenth and Pine streets, the
largest downtown Protestant church In the
Doctor McMurry's Dallr Routine:
(1.30 n. in., arises.
7 a. m , breakfasts.
8 a. m., arrives nt office, opens letters and ronkes plans for the day.
(la. m, deaconesses arrive and receive directions.
10 a. m., receives visitors.
11 a. m., 'receives reports of committees.
1 p. m., lunches.
1:30 p. m , leaves office to make calls or attend to special duties.
6 p. m., dine1; with' his family.
7:30 p. m., attends and often conducts service at church.
0.30 p. m. to 31 p. jn., prepares sermons for following Sunday.
12 p. m., retires.
.ivRiTTEN- ron TUD SUNDAY nFItTniJC,
In administering the affairs of Centenary
Methodist Episcopal Church, South, tho
Reverend Doctor W. F. McMurry probably
spends more hours a, day actively ngaped
In business than any other man In UtLoiilB.
From the time he arises nt 630 o'clock" )n
the morning until tho day's Work Is done
at 11 o'clock at night there Is scarcely a
minute that Is not devoted to laboring for
Tho church is run on as strict principles
es any business house In the city. Doctor
MeMurray and his three paid assistants
have their regular duties each day, and
KARUIZiWA, TIE SIMLA OF JAPAN,
WAS FOUNDED BY A SI WIS IEAC1E!
jJHJLJi JitB ' mm IM . 1 1. , I . i .BHsKPBiM
THE HOUSE OCCUPIED BY MR. A-XI) MRS. DIXON
WRITTEN rOR THE SUNDAY RnPrTBUC.
Karulzawa. the delightful mountain re
sort In Japan, was founded by Professor
James Main Dixon of St. Louis. In the
Bummer of 1SS1 Professor Dixon and a
friend Journeyed over the mountain road
between the two capitals of Japan They
noted the cool, refreshing air and the fra
tsrant lilies for which Karutzawa Is now cele
-OF TAKING OATHS.
Customi FoIlowtJ fay Chinete, Hindus, Per
sians and Other Peoples.
The bill to repeal the law providing for
extra judicial oaths in all civil courts calls
attention to the variety of oaths that might
be brought Into practice In a court ot world
wide cosmopolitanism, says the Milwaukee
Tho section of the law which It Is Fought
to repeal has been on the statute book for
many years, but has rarely been Invoked
by either of tho parties to an action. Its
existence has, however, sometimes been
prejudicial to the impartial administration
of Justice, 1
Chinas witnesses must be sworn in sev
Doctor W. F. McMurry of Centenary Congregation Has a Staff
ants Who Aid Him in the Direction of Various Departments.
" T - T T- T I t t f B i f
the pistor scea that they are consclcncious
The four of them look after all the depart
ments nnd committees and written reports
are made of every transaction, no matter
how small or unimportant It may seem to
the person not acquainted with the work
ings of an organization of 1.73) persons.
Thee reports are complied and arranged
In such order than any one can be turned to
with a moment's notlct. ,
Each detail of the work of an assistant
or committee Is as carefully signed and pro
scrved as the dally report of the vault clerk
of a trust company, or the bill of sale of
brated. The professor pointed out some
Ideal sites for summer homes.
In 1SS5 Professor Dixon, accompanied by
Mrs. Dixon, returned to the spot. He
sought out a native landlord and rented the
house shown In this picture. The next
j ear they bought it.
They had only one foreign neighbor dur
ing their first ear. Archdeacon Shaw, an
eral ways If they are to bo bound to tell the
trutii. in some cases mo wiinvss "J
r.'aie. "ni ""ir Z.2Z, r " r
his soul may be shattered In the same way
If he straj s from the paths or veracity.
With a large section of the Chinese the
formula Is for the person administering the
oath to light a match or candle and, blow
ing it out, tell the witness that thus will his
soul bo extinguished if he does not speak
the truth, to which he assnts by giving a
short nod. Some tribes living on the Thib
etan tableland can only bo sworn In court
by cutting off the head of a live gamecock.
The Hindoo law says:
"Let a Judge swear a Brahman by his
veracity, a soldier by his horses, his ele
phants or his arms; an agriculturist by his
cows, his grain or his money, and a souder
by oil his crimes."
Quakers, in all civil cases, are allowed' to
give their evidence in affirmation, as also
aro the Moravians and Separatist
5)HE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. MARCH 8, 1903.
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Doctor McMurry and Miss Mabel Kennedy at work In the office of Centenary Church, where all the
business of the organization Is conducted.
a mercantile establishment. There Is no
confusion, and at any time the pastor can
readily tell the standing of any member of
With all this mas of details Doctor Mc
Murry finds time to prepare two sermons a
week and Is often called upon to make ad
dresses at meetings not In the regular line
of his work.
MEMBERSHIP CENTENARY CHURCH.
The membership of Centenary Church Is
scattered from East St. Louis to Creve
Coueur. and from Baden to the southern
limits of Carondelet. Every member of the
congregation has obligations devolving up
on him from that connection, and the ma
jority of them belong to one or more of the
several organizations within the church.
It is the aim of the pastor to have every
member visited at his home twice each
year, and a report made upon them.
In this work ho is assisted by two paid as
sistants. Miss Mabel Kennedy and Miss
EIHrabeth'Dverett, At tho beginning of his
postorate In September, Doctor McMurry
had made a complete list of the member
ship with their latest' known address. Tin
der each street or avenue was placed the
names of all persons living on it.
The city was divided into two districts
and one given to each deaconess. It is their
business to visit these addresses and oppo
site each name a report Is made on that per
son. If the person has attended service reg
ularly, and there Is no need for help or a
Anglican missionary from Canada, who
was chaplain of the British Legation
chapel In Tokyo.
In his house began the first Christian
services in the settlement. Soon tho rail
way crept up the valley, and. as transpor
tation became easy, a great number of vis
itors arrived, and In a few years Karulzawa
became a summer resort for the residents
of Tokyo and Yokohama.
I A Qalla of Abyssinia sits down over a'plt
I covered with a hide, imprecating that he
mar ra ,nt w " iak w word.
A Brazilian savage, to confirm his state-
ment, raises his hand over his head and
'thrusts It Into his hair or touches the point
of his weapons.
Among the Aracans, an Asiatic tribe, the
witness swearing to speak the truth takes
In his hand a musket, a sword, a spear, a
tiger's tusk, a crockodlle's tooth or a atone
celt The hill tribes of India swear by a
tiger's skin and tho Ostraks by a bear's
Th sacred oath in Persia Is "by theiholy
gtaVe." that ls,1be tomb of Shah Besa de,
who Is burled In Cashmere.
Members of the Kirk of Scotland are
sworn by lifting the hand while the Book
la laid open before them: Jews are sworn
on the Pentateuch with their hats on. ,
of Assist- !
1 ti li n it
call of the pastor, "satisfactory visit" Is
entered on the visiting list. In case there
hag been a change or addressi. the dea
coness endeavor to learn the new resi
dence and the fact is noted. ,
In this manner persons needing assistance
or children who do not come to Sunday
school for the lack of proper clothing, or
any one of a score of kindred complaints,
are discovered, and report made of them.
The matter Is brought before one of the aid
societies of the church, and aid at once
Miss Kennedy each momlng takes the re
ports of the previous day's visiting, nnd If It
artecs the standing of any member, the
fact is entered In the roll book of the
church opposite that permn'si name. This
requires from two to thrca hours each
The pastor also examines the reports, and
although he does not know personally, nor
Is able to recognize many members of his
congregation, he is able to tell the condi
tion of almost every one.
The day's mall brings many calls for Im
mediate help, and these cases are at onco
Investigated. The visitors always know
where the pastor can be found, and If his
J'H',11 demanded It can be obtained in
a snort time.
NOVEL BCHEME FOR
LOCATING THOSE MISSING.
JIanv of llir. mmh ., .t .. . .. ! "e ""Pennienaeni or me morning school
vteUors aro ,mmhi ,i f V" XT the ,s MurraJ' Carleton, who is assisted by Wll
visitors are unable to locate. When the ' nam Baker. The superintendent of the aft-
SUPREME COURT OF
THE UNITED STATES.
Its decisions have always been In tar
mony with and sustaining the proposition
that this Republic is a nation acting direct
ly upon all as citizens, with tho attributes
and authority of a nation, and not a mere
league or confederacy of States.
The importance of this canno't be over
estimated, and will be appreciated by all
wno compare the weakness of the old con
federacy with the strength and vigor of the
ivepublic under thp nrunt rnneu...fM
J" 'e "Sht of our marvelous development
7 ... nouurous growin ot this Republic
to the first place In the family of nations,
one may well naitse (n mnkM.r uh .n.,i
have been our history if the decisions of
tho Supreme Court had been adverse to this
.urn ui nationality.
Suppose that the court had held that be
cause the Constitution did not In terms
grant the power to charter corporations.
Congress could not charter a national tank,
where would have been our great financial
Suppose It had ruled that a State ro!ght
Impose a license on every Importer from
foreign nations; that It had supreme au
thority over all the navigable waters with
in its limits; that its courts could take from
the custody of the United States officials
any person arrested for an alleged violation
of Federal law, and that thero was no
power In the Supreme Court to review the
Judgments of State courts adverse to rights
claimed under the Federal Constitution (and
the questions presented In these caes were,
under the strict language of the Constitu
tion, debatable), where would have been tho
vigor and strength which exlt In our na
tional government, and which have been
among the strongest supports of national
Reflections such as these will glvo some
Idea of how much the Supreme Court has
by Its decisions affected the life of the Re
public. Justice Brewer in Scribrter's
It remained for the Italians, ''however; to
bring marionettes to their highest state of
development, and wonderful indeed Is the
Ingenuity of their shows.
We saw a remarkably clever performance
given by fantoccini last year under the
colonnades of tbe Munlcipio at Orta. On
carefully examining the dolls we found
them to be not entirely made of wood. The
head was of papier mache light "and capa
ble of feeling the slightest Impulsion, and
provided with a hinged lower jaw arranged
to Imitate the movements of talking.
The body and thighs were wooden: the
arms, legs and neck of lead, or leaded so
as to readily obey the laws of gravity. All
the strings destined to move the arms and
legs united Inside the body and Issued to
gether from the head. A metal rod con
nected thlB latter with the operator In his
"castello," and by it the manikin could be
moved about the stage.
Thotklay dealt with peasant life, relating
the trite story of a country lass who, de
spite the allurement of the city and the at
tentions of a great gentleman, remains true
to -her rustic swain: of Rosalia, her mother,
and Pietro, her father, a cobbler with Just
enough work to keep his family from
starvation, and the voices of their hungry
children calling from behind the scenes for
"polenta, polenta 1"
At another show I saw a shepherd In his
goat skins do & drunken scene upon his
stilts that for low comedy was absolutely
Inimitable, and well do I remember a dan
cing slant who dropped first his arms, then
his legs and finally his head, each of which,
with the body, became a separate waltzing
borne yean ago, tor now ine vogue nas al
most died away, the Italian nobles gave
.fantoccini shows in their private palaces
Plays reeking with escapades of. the Roman
monsignon and political satire that dared
not show its"" on public boards. Ernest
G. FeixottO.f swagMina.
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Written Reports Are Made of Every Transaction and These Statements Are Signed and Pre- I
served as Are the Bills
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complete list has been gone over these will
be published and distributed among the con
gregation. If no trace of them can then be found.
Doctor McMurry has evolved a novel
scheme for locating them.
He has learned of a company which, for
10 cents, will undrtake to deliver a pack
age to any person In any city of the coun
trv. He proposes to address a package of
subscription env elopes to members who can
not be found and send them to this com
pany to bo delivered. The company will
address postal cards to these persons noti
cing them that they hold a package ad
dressed In their name.
In time the postal department will be re
quired to use Its efforts to deliver the postal
cards. Eventually the answers will be re
ceived nnd referred to Doctor McMurry.
In this manner he hopes to obtain tbe ad
dress of many persons who cannot now be
The Sunday schools of the church are
also conducted In a business manner. There
are two of them. One In the 'morning,
which li composed, for the most part, of
joung men and women, and one In the aft
ernoon, which Is of the nature of a mission
school. Its pupils are mostly children who
live In the district of the city adjoining the
The superintendent of the morning school
Bright Paragraphs From thd
Magazines for March.
Clay and Webster were not habitual hu
morists, but both hnd the gift of entertain
ing at, well as enthralling their audiences.
Clay ran most to Illustrative anecdote.
While he was In the House a prominent pol
itician deserted the Whig party in the hope
of starting a general revolt. '
To his dismay, ho found himself quite
alone, and then bent all his energies to
getting lnck into good standing. The In
cident reminded CHy of a story. Said he:
"A stagecoach took aboard a pasnser
who insisted upon riding with the driver.
nnu wno unigpntly drew upon the contents
of a bottle carried in his greatcoat pocket.
When his potations at last overcame him
he fell off. The coach stopped long enough
for some charitable travelers to alight and
pull the poor fellow out of the mud.
" 'Ha!' he exclaimed, as he looked down
at his tattered garments, 'we had quite a
(hlc) turnover, didn't wer
" 'Oh, no,' answered one of his rescuers,
"there was no turnover. You only fell off."
" 'I say,' ho persisted, 'there was a (hlc)
turnover, and I leave It to the company,'
"Every one Joined in assuring him that
the coach had not upset. ,
" 'Well.' he remarked ruefully, as he tried
to climb back to his former perch, 'if I'd
known that (hlc) I 'wouldn't have got off.'"
On a certain nfternoon the Senate clock
got a fit of striking In the midst of one of
Webster's most effective speeches.
After It had struck fourteen or fifteen
Webster held un one finger. "Mr. PresI
dent," said he. "the clock-Is out of order.
I have the floor." F. Ei Leupp. In the
Century Magazine. 1
Wlifcn Woman Is
at Her Best.
It was Thackeray who decided that tho
age of tho Venus of Mllo was 32. This we
may take as expert authority, and so regard
32 an the era when it woman is at her per-
rect moment of full bloom.
Certainly, It wotild seem from this on to
W are tho years when she Is most apt to feel
and Inspire great love. Some one has an
nounced that Cleopatra was 38 when she and
Antony "kissed away kingdoms," and some
one ele has declared that Helen Of Troy
was nearly 40 when Pari was smitten with
her beauty and embroiled the, gods and
neroes in Dauic.
And as these two ladies have a reputation
for attractiveness unequaled since Eve gave
ear to the serpent, we may take It that the
age of charm Is nearer the days ofIndlan
summer than the das of spring buds and
young leavea Ainslle's Magazine.
Spirit of the
Progressive Xorthw est.
When the new settler crosses the Rockies,
tho altitude, or the rarlfled atmosphere, or
some vapor 6f the West jet unnamed by
science, seems to endow him with the ro
seate vision, so that ever afterward all that
he beholds Is good and beautiful and bigger
than anywhere elfle.
There Is something edifying and refresh
ing In the way the Ngrthwestemer shows
off his town to the stranger; his boundless
admiration for the new Episcopal Church;
his pride In the paving of Main street; his
brotherly Interest In the development of the
First National Bank; the- imagination With
which he prophesies the glorious future or
the place, and exhibits the acres'&nd acres
of desert and hillside which the town is
presently to populate.
It Is an adamantine visitor, .indeed, who
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of Sale in Mercantile Establishment!.
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ernoon school Is C. II. Lanham and his as
sistant Is John J. Newblll. The two schools
employ Mrs. M. R. Skinner as missionary.
Mrs. Skinner visits the homes of pupils
w ho are not regular In attendance, and. like
the assistants to the pastor, makes reports
to the superintendent.
Mr. Carleton is enthusiastic about tho
work of the school and, although he Is bur
dened with the afTalrs of great corporations,
he finds time to examine each report. When
one of the twenty-four teachers of the
morning school 13 absent Mr. Carleton dic
tates a personal letter, asking for an ex
cuse, and It is said that these are as care
full attended to as the replies to business
letters wtiich he receives.
Teachers who are delinquent in their duty
as to attendance or preparation are deli
cately, but firmly, dismissed. Each Sunday
morning, fifteen minutes before the openln?
of the school, the superintendent conducts
a prayer meeting for his teachers.
The same plan Is followed In the after
noon school, which Is largely taught by the
larger pupils of"the?morn!ng school. When
a vacancy occurs In the larger school an
afternoon teacher Is given the place, and
thus both schools always have a ready sup
ply from which to draw.
The finances of the church are tinder the
SoE'i10-1 ot ,fl? SouTA et Control. The
pastor Is 8, member of this boird. but be
l,hklni fUSMitlons takes no active
part In Its affairs. It has Its own secretary
and does Its own collect nr. -"""r
goes away without taking a deed or two for
hopeful corner lots in the residential dis
trict Century Magazine.
Religious Ideas of
Analysis of Roman funeral rites and of
the archaic formula therein preserved even
as late as the republican epoch, and Inquiry
Into the origin of the objects which formed
the essence of early Roman home life, are
beginning to open vaster horizons to our
view and to disclose the religious Idea of
the Italian folk who founded Rome.
Their pantheism afforded them the conso
lation of regarding the departed spirit of
their dead as vital energies reabsorbed by
the Spirit Universal a spirit all-pervadlns;
TABLECLOTH WOVEN BEFORE
This Wenderf ul Relic, More Than 150 Yean Old. Will Be Ei
WRITTEN FOIt THE BUNDAY nSPUBUC.
Among the most interesting historic! rel
ics to be seen at the World's Fair Will
be a tablecloth more than 130 years old.
This cloth Is In the possession of W. F.
Crane and his sister. Miss Kate Crane, of
No. S116 Washington boulevard.
It Is an heirloom in their family. It be
longed originally to Nancy Lane, who more
than 100 years ago lived near Pseksklll,
It was designed and woven for her in
France.some time before the United States
flag was designed and adopted.
From her It came down to her daughter,
Nancy Lane, and afterwards passed Into
th possession of Mrs. Jane Sherwood.
Mrs. Sherwood left it to her sister. Mrs.
B. Crane, and through her It descended to
its present owners.
The tablecloth is In a remarkable state
of preservation. It Is WoVSn of Irish dam
ask linen, and is about two yards square.
Its central design embodies, variously
planned designs for the United States flag,
which up to the time of its weaving had
not been adopted.
The center field represents a large eagle
with the shield. In one of Us talons Is a
bunch of arrows. In the other the orange
The motto beneath. In large type, is:
"We Offer Peace. Ready for War."
From the bak of the eagle extends a
scroll, bearing the motto, "B Plurlbus
Unum." and further above Is the grouping
of the thirteen stars, denoting the colo
nies. Throughout the body of the cloth are
groupings of olive blossoms with leaves.
end two sizes of the olive fruit, one size
Showing the fruit In a, state of formation,
in tne otner luuy matured.
Below the eagle's claws kppur a pole, days at a stretch without a bit ot trouble.
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Phototraph by Olive Stndla.1
MISS ELIZABETH EVERETT,
One of the three paid assistant of Doetq
The church Is assigned a specific amod
at eacn conference, and the running
penses of the church can be accurately e
mated. Each member Is notified of
amount he Is expected to contribute, and
asked to rive It Quarterly or monthly, i
careful record Is kept of all subscript!-!
and paymento and dellnnupnt an rmtlfl
In a businesslike way when tley have fail
iu meet ineir oougauons.
The Epworth League Is active In It. 1
and has lately established a custom, wbJl
has proved a good Investment In biingfl
persons imo me cnurcn. Each Saturd
mgnt. in the parlors and library of
church, a social takes place, to which
public Is invited. They have proved pop!
xr mm are weu auenaea.
a committee takes the names of
strange persons and seeks to Interest tlifl
In the work. Other committees call ujfl
mem ai ineir nomes, ana in tnts way 1
cnty-three persons have Tneri hfnn 1
the church In the last, three months.'"'
Members of the Epworth League vfl
hospitals and public Institutions, on Sunfl
afternoons, paying especial care to persB
wha are known to belong to the Southl
Doctor McMulTV has Trwn nnitnx M
church since the last conference In Septe
As a result of his preaching and the 1
tematlc way In whlcJi h afToi
church are run 3S0 persons have been add
10 ine congregation.
and everywhere oDerativ in mtnni nil
nomena and in the efforts of new"iene!
Mwiic w tome 10 vne Dirtn.
Roman children burrunl iiTHn -
Lares, and, the gods propitious, summon
their parent tn tha vnfn. ... -d .
brides placed a coin on the fire of the nu
'' neann; ana Honnn families laid asl
their mourning whenever a child was bp
to the household. Much of thA vnin nt t
recent work In the Forum consists in t!
light It throws on the Inner nature of t!
great people who so long ruled the ancle
world, and who in household, temple a
burylng-ground had ever present a de
sense of the unbroken harmony and nnll
underlying the ceaseless transformation
tno universal energy. Giacomo Bon!,
THE V. S. FLAG WAS DESIGNED!
hibited Kt .he World' Fair.
surmounted by the liberty cap. and twl
more designs of tbe United States flasl
eviaemiy suomittea, nut not adopted.
une snows thirteen plain stripes, reprsj
senting tno colonies, me otner a second d
sign, of stripes dotted with thirteen ams
polka, dots, denoting the colonies.
The cloth is hemmed in lnfinltesslms
stitches by hand.
There are hardly any breaks In the Unl
en. except In the center, and tho darntnJ
is so fine that the stitches cannot be da.
tected with the naked eye.
CURE FOR INSOMNIA!
Insomnia troubles most commercial tn-i
elers during their first few trips on theroaJ
Some resort to one thing to woo sleea
others to something else, but the majorltl
of them find that the most potent soporiffl
is the ticking of a loud-voiced clock i
watch. "I had been traveling for tt
months." said a hardwarde drummer, "anfl
was fairly worn to a string with Bleeples
ness before I heard of that simple boon tJ
the nervous. I
Finally I met a man In the Palmer Houssl
In Chicago who told me about the wntcal
He had suffered Just that way when M
nrst went on me road and had learned Iron
experience that a watch with a tick like i
sawmill was tho best cure in the world fofl
wakefulness. It was about 10 o'clock ai
night when ne told me about it. but I
out to find the kind of timepiece he de
scribed. After scouring gtate street for
hour or so I got hold of one that met JM
requirements, with that la my pocket yod
could hear ma comlnjr a block awav. and 1
knew that if his theory was worth anythiiuB
at all. I ought to be bl. to alecn far
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